LaSalle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area

LaSalle Lake State Fish & Wildlife Area


Location:Northwest Illinois, 8 miles southeast of Marseilles.
Facilities:Fishing pier (é), boat ramp.
Activities:Boating, fishing (with catch limits).
Special Features:This manmade lake serves as a cooling lake for a nearby power station. Formed by levees that rise above the surrounding land, LaSalle Lake's "perched" construction helps the lake catch the wind to cool the impounded water, but sudden high winds can result in extremely hazardous conditions for unwary boaters. Due to the riprapped shoreline, there also is no natural shoreline for beaching boats. All boaters are responsible for their own safety, and swimming, wading, and water-skiing are prohibited, as are sailboats, sailboards, and surfboards.
Address:2660 E 2350th Rd
Marseilles, IL 61341

Phone:815-357-1608
Web: dnr.state.il.us/Lands/Landmgt/PARKS/R1/LASALLE.HTM
Size: 2,058 acres.

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